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Law School women blazed new trails despite discrimination

In the 126 years since Mary Kennedy Brown became Cornell Law School’s first woman lawyer, the school’s women graduates have gone on to become trailblazers in law, business and education, despite persistent discrimination.

Alumnus connects people of color in computer science

After co-leading Underrepresented Minorities in Computing at Cornell, Jehron Petty '20 set out to boost representation of Blacks and Latinos in computer science and engineering nationwide.


Black in Immunology Week: Discovery needs diversity

Black in Immuno, a grassroots movement started by early-career Black scientists in 2020, is mobilizing scientific communities to support and promote Black immunologists. Their efforts are in full swing for Black in Immunology Week, Nov. 22-28.

Panel: Segregation still ‘in force’ in US schools, neighborhoods

In the second “Racism in America” webinar, presented Nov. 19 by the College of Arts and Sciences, a panel of four Cornell faculty experts discussed discrepancies in education and housing.

Black Lives student group donates $100K to justice programs

Cornell Students for Black Lives, a coalition of student organizations, helped raise more than $100,000 in support of racial justice. Funds from the campaign were recently distributed to groups both locally and nationally.

Abolitionist scholars featured in virtual events

In two related virtual events, the Humanities Scholars Program, together with the Africana Studies and Research Center, will examine the topic of abolitionism from a scholarly and community perspective.

Students find academic home in Study Away

Global Cornell’s Study Away program, a residential option for international students who faced COVID-19 visa or travel issues that prevented them from returning to Ithaca, has been extended into the spring 2021 semester.

Toni Morrison to be inducted into Women’s Hall of Fame

Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison, M.A. ’55, will be one of six women inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York. The virtual induction ceremony is scheduled for Dec. 10.

More student veterans join a welcoming community

Cornell continues to build a community that welcomes veterans to the university, based on an array of programs and resources that proactively address their needs and draw on their strengths and experiences.